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The effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on liver function in human immunodeficiency virus-infected pediatric patients with or without hepatitis virus co-infection.

Wu L, Jin C, Bai S, Davies H, Rao H, Liang Y, Wu N - J Res Med Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: After HAART for 1-year, the median levels of viral load were decreased to lower limit of detection in 90.34% pediatric HIV-infected subjects with/without HBV/HCV co-infection (P < 0.001), and CD4(+) T-cell counts increased significantly (P < 0.001).Mean change values of ALT and AST were significantly higher in the NVP based regimen group than in the efavirenz (EFV) based regimen group (P < 0.01).For HIV/HBV/HCV co-infected patients, mean change values of ALT and AST in NVP-based HAART group was significantly higher than that in EFV-based HAART group (P < 0.01).

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Affiliation: Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, Taizhou 318000, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: Co-infection of hepatitis virus is common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected adults in China. But little is known about hepatitis virus co-infection in pediatric HIV-infected subjects. The study aimed to investigate the impact of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on liver function of pediatric HIV-infected subjects.

Materials and methods: A cohort study including 101 pediatric HIV-infected subjects with HBV/HCV co-infection and 44 pediatric comparators with HIV mono-infection was carried out in Henan Province of China from September 2011 to September 2012. All patients received HAART for 1-year. HBV and HCV infection was determined by antibody tests. HIV RNA load, CD4(+) T-cell counts and liver function were determined before and after HAART. The Student's t-test or a one-way ANOVA was used for normally distributed values and A Mann-Whitney U-test was performed for values without normal distribution using SPSS statistical package 18.0 (SPSS Inc.).

Results: After HAART for 1-year, the median levels of viral load were decreased to lower limit of detection in 90.34% pediatric HIV-infected subjects with/without HBV/HCV co-infection (P < 0.001), and CD4(+) T-cell counts increased significantly (P < 0.001). Compared with the pre-HAART, mean level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in each group had a significant increase after HAART (P < 0.01). The mean levels of ALT and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) in nevirapine (NVP) based HAART group increased significantly after HAART (P < 0.01). Mean change values of ALT and AST were significantly higher in the NVP based regimen group than in the efavirenz (EFV) based regimen group (P < 0.01). For HIV/HBV/HCV co-infected patients, mean change values of ALT and AST in NVP-based HAART group was significantly higher than that in EFV-based HAART group (P < 0.01).

Conclusion: Highly active antiretroviral therapy can damage liver function in pediatric HIV-infected subjects, especially in those with HBV/HCV co-infection. NVP was more harmful to liver function of pediatric HIV-infected subjects than EFV.

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The comparison of the mean levels of (a) alanine aminotransferase; (b) aspartate aminotransferase; and (c) total bilirubin in nevirapine-based highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) group and efavirenz-based HAART group before and after HAART. *P < 0.01, after HAART versus pre-HAART
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Figure 3: The comparison of the mean levels of (a) alanine aminotransferase; (b) aspartate aminotransferase; and (c) total bilirubin in nevirapine-based highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) group and efavirenz-based HAART group before and after HAART. *P < 0.01, after HAART versus pre-HAART

Mentions: To explore the hepatotoxicity among various antiretroviral drugs, pediatric HIV-infected subjects, including co-infections and mono-infections, were divided into two groups, NVP-based HAART group and EFV-based HAART group, according to their respective therapeutic regimens. The mean levels of ALT and AST in NVP based HAART group increased significantly after HAART (P < 0.01). There was no difference the levels of ALT and AST in EFV-based HAART group before and after HAART. Total bilirubin had no remarkable change in both groups before and after HAART (P > 0.05) [Figure 3].


The effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on liver function in human immunodeficiency virus-infected pediatric patients with or without hepatitis virus co-infection.

Wu L, Jin C, Bai S, Davies H, Rao H, Liang Y, Wu N - J Res Med Sci (2015)

The comparison of the mean levels of (a) alanine aminotransferase; (b) aspartate aminotransferase; and (c) total bilirubin in nevirapine-based highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) group and efavirenz-based HAART group before and after HAART. *P < 0.01, after HAART versus pre-HAART
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Figure 3: The comparison of the mean levels of (a) alanine aminotransferase; (b) aspartate aminotransferase; and (c) total bilirubin in nevirapine-based highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) group and efavirenz-based HAART group before and after HAART. *P < 0.01, after HAART versus pre-HAART
Mentions: To explore the hepatotoxicity among various antiretroviral drugs, pediatric HIV-infected subjects, including co-infections and mono-infections, were divided into two groups, NVP-based HAART group and EFV-based HAART group, according to their respective therapeutic regimens. The mean levels of ALT and AST in NVP based HAART group increased significantly after HAART (P < 0.01). There was no difference the levels of ALT and AST in EFV-based HAART group before and after HAART. Total bilirubin had no remarkable change in both groups before and after HAART (P > 0.05) [Figure 3].

Bottom Line: After HAART for 1-year, the median levels of viral load were decreased to lower limit of detection in 90.34% pediatric HIV-infected subjects with/without HBV/HCV co-infection (P < 0.001), and CD4(+) T-cell counts increased significantly (P < 0.001).Mean change values of ALT and AST were significantly higher in the NVP based regimen group than in the efavirenz (EFV) based regimen group (P < 0.01).For HIV/HBV/HCV co-infected patients, mean change values of ALT and AST in NVP-based HAART group was significantly higher than that in EFV-based HAART group (P < 0.01).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, Taizhou 318000, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: Co-infection of hepatitis virus is common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected adults in China. But little is known about hepatitis virus co-infection in pediatric HIV-infected subjects. The study aimed to investigate the impact of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on liver function of pediatric HIV-infected subjects.

Materials and methods: A cohort study including 101 pediatric HIV-infected subjects with HBV/HCV co-infection and 44 pediatric comparators with HIV mono-infection was carried out in Henan Province of China from September 2011 to September 2012. All patients received HAART for 1-year. HBV and HCV infection was determined by antibody tests. HIV RNA load, CD4(+) T-cell counts and liver function were determined before and after HAART. The Student's t-test or a one-way ANOVA was used for normally distributed values and A Mann-Whitney U-test was performed for values without normal distribution using SPSS statistical package 18.0 (SPSS Inc.).

Results: After HAART for 1-year, the median levels of viral load were decreased to lower limit of detection in 90.34% pediatric HIV-infected subjects with/without HBV/HCV co-infection (P < 0.001), and CD4(+) T-cell counts increased significantly (P < 0.001). Compared with the pre-HAART, mean level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in each group had a significant increase after HAART (P < 0.01). The mean levels of ALT and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) in nevirapine (NVP) based HAART group increased significantly after HAART (P < 0.01). Mean change values of ALT and AST were significantly higher in the NVP based regimen group than in the efavirenz (EFV) based regimen group (P < 0.01). For HIV/HBV/HCV co-infected patients, mean change values of ALT and AST in NVP-based HAART group was significantly higher than that in EFV-based HAART group (P < 0.01).

Conclusion: Highly active antiretroviral therapy can damage liver function in pediatric HIV-infected subjects, especially in those with HBV/HCV co-infection. NVP was more harmful to liver function of pediatric HIV-infected subjects than EFV.

No MeSH data available.


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